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Monday, January 8, 2018

Carlton Farms Newsletter 1-8-18

Delivery News
REMINDER: Order deadline is Noon the day before we deliver:
  • We are well stocked and full steam ahead as we start 2018
  • The vegetable share has ended for the season. We will start a new vegetable share season in the spring. Until then we will have limited veggies available a-la-carte on the Mobile Market, and I will make an attempt to post more vegetables online. 
  • If you have returned a home delivery cooler and not gotten the credit, this is me saying "my bad". I have a stack of those on my desk that I will input today before we run billing. Sorry. 
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On the Farm

How to get through the winter (as a farmer):
OK, so a lot of the stuff that we do as farmers revolves around the growing season. In the winter it can be a little hard to make much headway. Thankfully, the seed companies are very good at timing the delivery of the seed catalogs.  As we flip through the pages of lush plants with perfectly ripe vegetables, we temporarily forget that its like 30 degrees outside.  
I kid. Kind of.
In all seriousness, the most important thing we do in winter is plan for the upcoming year. We can take what we learned last year (not enough turkeys), and apply that to our plans for this year. Remember: Failing to plan is planning to fail. 
That all sounds great right. Drink coffee, read (flip through) the seed catalog, be introspective, draft a annual farm plan. When the winter is "normal" we do some of that. However, we have dairy cows, laying hens, pigs, and beef cattle. These creatures have requirements in every season. Our work load does decrease with the winter season, until the temperature drops well below freezing. Temps in the mid 20's and below make for some of the hardest days on the farm. Primarily due to frozen watering systems. ughh.  I think after today the temp is going up a little bit. Bring on the coffee and the seed catalogs. 
We are constantly sharing the goings on at Carlton Farms via our social media pages. Become social with us on:  
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Thanks for your continued support. At Carlton Farms we are proud to be your farmer.

Sincerely,

Chad Carlton
Carlton Farms
Carlton Farms, 1276 Cartersville Hwy, Rockmart, GA 30153
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